Together for Short Lives charter now available in five languages

Categories: Care.

The Together for Short Lives charter is now available to download in the following five European languages:

  1. English
  2. French 
  3. Spanish 
  4. Russian 
  5. Serbian 

The charter, published for the first time in March 2012, focuses on the types of information and support the organisation believe families should expect to receive. The translations have been coordinated by Professor Julia Downing, ICPCN’s Education and Research Consultant, as part of the translation of the ICPCN e-learning course. 

This particular resource emphasises the importance of choice for families and encourages a joined up approach from all services and professionals involved in the care of children and families. The ten statements set out in the charter are general principles that Together for Short Lives believes all organisations working in children’s palliative care and disability sectors, as well as complex care services and acute settings, will support.

By displaying the charter, services publicly show their commitment to these core principles, and send a clear message to the families they work with.Together for Short Lives is looking into the possibility of commissioning more translations. 

For those who need a charter with a more international focus, the ICPCN Charter is also available to download from their website and to date has been translated into twenty-four languages. 

Click here to download the Together for Short Lives charter in any of the five languages.